Importing Wordfast (.txt) into Trados
Thread poster: David Isaac Morales Castillo
David Isaac Morales Castillo  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 00:50
English to Spanish
Jun 16, 2004

Hi everybody,

I have got a .txt TM from Wordfast.

Can anyone tell me how I can import a Wordfast TM (.txt) into Trados?

Thanks in advance,
David


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
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Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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Trados needs TMX Jun 16, 2004

Hi David,

Open the TM in Wordfast and export it as TMX. Check the language codes and replace them if necessary.

Regards,
Gerard


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David Isaac Morales Castillo  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 00:50
English to Spanish
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks but... replacing code language? Jun 16, 2004

Gerard de Noord wrote:

Hi David,

Open the TM in Wordfast and export it as TMX. Check the language codes and replace them if necessary.

Regards,
Gerard


Thank you Gerard,

but how can I replace them?. Do I have to replace them in Trados? I am sorry maybe I am asking too easy questions but this is the first time I'm using wordfast.

Thanks again and regards,
David


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Daniel Estill  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 19:50
English to Portuguese
Check the Wordfast manual Jun 16, 2004

[quote]crinoide wrote:


but how can I replace them?. Do I have to replace them in Trados? I am sorry maybe I am asking too easy questions but this is the first time I'm using wordfast.

In the chapter on TM, you will find:

"Note 2: When importing a Wordfast-generated TMX TM into a TWB TM, the usual reason for failure on the TWB side is that the ISO language codes in the Wordfast TMX file do not fit the ISO TMX language codes for the particular Trados version you use (there were changes between Trados 2, 3, and 5 in this respect, due to ISO standard changes. For instance, the code for Swedish changed from SV-01 to SV-SE, etc). To know exactly which ISO language codes your version of Trados expects, generate a small TMX export from a Trados-exported TM created with the intended language codes, open this TMX export with Ms-Word, then look at language codes. If language codes differ from the codes used in the Wordfast TMX export, they can easily be search-replaced in Ms-Word (for example, search for "SV-01", replace with "SV-SE", with quotes, using the "Match case" option in Ms-Word's search-replace options). Save as Unicode Text on exit."

Good luck,
Daniel


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David Isaac Morales Castillo  Identity Verified
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Thanks Daniel That is working Jun 18, 2004

Thanks

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